Using HMI lighting in high speed filming applications
Shooting at high frame rates requires substantial lighting levels which makes HMI sources an ideal choice. However, the process can reveal artefacts in the light which would not be apparent at regular shooting speeds. Dr Phil Ellams of Power Gems gets to the source of the potential issues and offers... Read Full Article
End of an era: Longest-serving Power Gems employee retires
The longest-serving member of the Power Gems team is retiring.
At the end of July, John Collins will be leaving after nearly 23 years with Power Gems.
John, aged 70, joined in February 1995, and even though he has been with us for 23 years this is not his longest period of employment! He was ... Read Full Article
Taking off: Power Gems ballasts in China
Every Power Gems ballast is made by hand in Manchester, and most of them are shipped overseas. Or in this case, flown by air freight to China - the fastest route for distribution to lighting rental companies in Beijing and Shanghai.
Winging their way to China, the substantial shipment from Power... Read Full Article
Fancy joining Power Gems? Recruiting at Manchester HQ
We are looking for an Electrical & Electronics Assembler/Packing Assistant to join the growing Power Gems team at our busy headquarters in Irlam, outside Manchester.
Our UK headquarters are home to a team of fully qualified engineers and skilled assemblers who construct and test Power Gems pr... Read Full Article
After growing in Atlanta, we’re improving after-sales – Power Gems
Showing further commitment to the Atlanta area, Power Gems has appointed Kevin Neak to provide technical support for customers in Georgia.
Kevin (shown right) is an enormously capable engineer working in the Atlanta area and a key player in the American lighting dimmer market. He brings many year... Read Full Article
The best throwback photo. Power Gems in 1997
The Power Gems Los Angeles facility relocated from Van Nuys to Santa Clarita in April. As part of the move, we were going through old storage cases and found these photos of Power Gems from 1997.
In those days our American team were based in the industrious area of Los Angeles, Sun Valley. Mike N... Read Full Article
Power Gems ballasts at Matthews Garage Sale
Looking for the best deal on Power Gems ballasts? It turns out you needed to be at Matthews Garage Sale on Sunday 3 June – where there were deep discounts of up to 70% on a range of overstocked items from vendors including K5600, Kinotehnik, Hive Lighting, Litegear and Vocas.
The best part?... Read Full Article